In A Look at One Neuroscientist’s Career in Pharma and Biotech, Khan Ozol, a neuroscientist and global head of talent scouting at Novartis, shared his career journey and how he got to where he is today. In part two of this interview, Ozol describes the types of positions available to neuroscientists in industry and shares advice on how to be competitive candidates for them.
In this video, get advice on how to figure out if a summer undergraduate research program may be right for you. Catherine Ubri, a senior at Hunter College, also discusses how to approach your applications and time throughout the program and shares her own experience over the summer at the Center for Neural Science at New York University.
No two careers are identical. Yet, all neuroscientists will likely share certain commonalities: the first sparks of scientific curiosity, difficult challenges, resilience to press on, accomplishments large and small, hard-earned wisdom, and support from professional and personal communities.
Melissa Harrington is the director of the Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research and a professor of biology at Delaware State University (DSU). In this article, Harrington details her work environment and research approach at DSU, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) with approximately 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students.
James Geddes is the vice dean for research at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Here, he shares what his transition from pre-tenure to post-tenure was like, including responsibility and institutional culture shifts.
What is translational research, and how does it differ from basic science?
Two scientists share an overview of translational research, including its key goals and challenges, and how to get started in translational research.
How can neuroscientists determine the right career path for them? Understanding what to expect in each field can help you make informed choices that lead to satisfaction and success whether you are just starting out or transitioning later in your career.
Are you interested in a career in science policy and curious about different paths to explore? Hear from neuroscientists about their job search to find their current positions and come away with tips on ways you can pursue a science policy career and the types of skills you may need.
Catherine Hartley is an assistant professor of psychology and neural science at New York University (NYU), and a researcher within NYU’s Institute for the Study of Decision-Making. In this interview, Hartley shared her experience with and perspectives on interdisciplinary research.
Jennifer Taylor and Casey Henley, neuroscience teachers at Michigan State University, serve as the neuroscience program’s outreach co-coordinators. Read how their careers have evolved to incorporate outreach in an official capacity alongside their teaching portfolio and what they've learned about outreach and career development from this unique experience.
Christopher Tobias, the executive vice president and managing director of Dudnyk, tells the story of how he chose to leave academia after 10 years of basic science research. Listen as he explains how the strengths he gained from doctoral work equipped him with a number of skillsets that helped him build a successful business career.
When Jasna Markovac started her career, she assumed she would always stay in academia. Despite not being directly told about careers outside academia, she found her own way. Read about her journey from academia to publishing and back.
There is a general consensus that we need to broaden neuroscience graduate training to prepare our students for different career paths. However, the vast majority of the careers graduates will pursue have strong commonalities with the regular academic track that Ania Majewska followed. Read about why students need customized educational experiences to prepare for unique futures.
Jerome Jourquin is a scientific grants manager at the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. In this interview he talks about the crucial skills he developed in his PhD program, and how he applies this skills to his current position.
Twenty years into her career, Wendy Suzuki switched her research focus to examine how exercise affects brain function, and how much and what kinds of exercise people need. Read this interview to learn about Suzuki’s journey and how your personal passions and curiosities factor into your career.
Networking is easier than you think with these practical tips from scientists successfully working outside of academia. Hear their personal stories, advice, and insider secrets about networking you can use to help advance your career.
Whether you are looking for your first job or considering changing career paths, it's important to have a strategy for accomplishing your goals. On Neuronline, four neuroscientists who have transitioned between different career paths share aspects critical to making smooth and fulfilling changes.